OUR GIVING IS A CHANCE TO EXPRESS OUR TRUST IN GOD
We give money to material things every day that have an expiration date. Think about it, everything we spend money on in this world is temporary. Clothes, Food, Houses, cars. No matter how much money we spend on these things, eventually after days, weeks, months, years or decades, they will wear down and fade away. The one thing in all the universe that you can invest your money in that will NEVER fade away is the Kingdom of God. Jesus said in:
19 “Do not lay up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust destroy and where thieves break in and steal;
20 but lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust destroys and where thieves do not break in and steal.
21 For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.”
Every cent you invest into the kingdom of God counts. The Bible shows that tithe is an expression of worship toward God. Giving tithe means giving ten percent of our income to your home church. God calls us to do this in Malachi 3:10. Any financial gift that is over and above the tithe is an offering.